Innovations: Entertainment


Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Gambling with the soul of America

If you had told me a documentary could shift my mindset, I would have said you were crazy. That was before I watched "Documented."

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Entertainment, Immigration

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013

A robotic first, a rover's first year and a new Doctor for the Tardis

A talking, humanoid robot heads to space, the Mars rover Curiosity's year on Mars and the new Doctor.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Video

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013

A new look at the Andromeda Galaxy and Trask Industries gets a Web site (Innovations in 5)

A new look at the Andromeda galaxy, and the new promotional Web site for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past".

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Video

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Obama: 'I remember when I first saw "Star Wars"'

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Biography of Nikola Tesla looks at the man and his inventions

There's no shortage of books and Web sites dedicated to the work of inventor Nikola Tesla.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Roswell incident gets a Google doodle and remembering the 'Hottel Memo' hullabaloo

A look back at the "Hottel Memo" on the 66th anniversary of the Roswell Incident.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Can rappers become the new Wikipedia?

The changing direction of Rap Genius raises a serious question about the future of the Internet.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Report: Path to clean-energy innovation means anger on the left and right

Innovations in 5 | The ITIF is out with a new report, offering a prescription for the nation's clean-energy future.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Energy, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013

White House announces new innovation efforts in materials science

Innovations in 5 | The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) turns two today and the trailer for "Jobs" has hit the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Ryan Gosling and now Taylor Swift: The feminist remixing of celebrity identity

Innovations in 5 | When it comes to celebrity image control, the playing field is leveling a bit for fans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Why do we keep rebooting Superman?

The superhero is getting yet another film, but what drives people to want to continually reinvent "the man of steel"?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Here come the real Terminators

Perhaps it's time to take a deep breath and ask, "What exactly are we letting our government build these days?"

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Space, Technology

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Maurice Sendak in 2009 interview: 'Everything is the same. Nothing changes.'

PBS releases an animated video featuring audio from the cutting room floor of a 2009 Newsweek interview with Maurice Sendak.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:16 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Video

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Report highlights STEM workers who often go ignored

Innovations in 5 | A new report shows many who contribute to the STEM economy are going unnoticed.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Justin Bieber buys a ticket to space — the one place (most of) his fans can't follow

Pop star Justin Bieber has bought a ticket to the one place his fans can't catch him—well, just about all of fans. The teen idol has bought a ticket to space from Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The innovator's 2013 summer reading list: Eight books to make you smarter

Eight books that will probably make you smarter.

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Innovations in 5: Are you happier today than you were two years ago?

We take a look at Harris Poll's Happiness Index, while Solar Impulse continues to make its way across the country, and the speculation over the next Doctor Who kicks into high gear.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013

'March for Innovation' starts, gets Pete Cashmore, Steve Case on board

Big names in tech announced today that they are joining a virtual march on Washington in support of immigration reform. Also more proof, in music, that everything is, indeed, a remix.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Innovations in 5: The United States of Google and NASA gets some new tech

Google CEO Larry Page proposes reserving a part of the world for technological experimentation, NASA gets a new supercomputer and spacecraft prototype and Star Wars and Doctor Who fans have it out, sort of.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:27 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 05/14/2013

The fear that drives our alien belief

Most of us would rather believe in aliens than accept the meaningless vastness of the universe.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:47 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Space

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Say 'goodbye' to Bonnie, Clyde and Danny: The future of the heist

The $45 million cyber bank heist is a sign that the days of Bonnie and Clyde and even Danny Ocean are over.

By Dominic Basulto  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The making of our Great Gatsby

Now that Baz Lurhmann's "Gatsby" is about to make its debut, perhaps it's the social media user's turn under the Gatsby lens.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Entertainment, Social Media

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Innovations in 5: 'Wait, what now?!' is the new normal, and the long wait for 'Ender's Game'

An analysis in Harvard Business Review on why volatility is the new normal and a look at the popular trailer for "Ender's Game" -- a film that isn't due out until November.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:16 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Innovations in 5: Saul Bass gets a Doodle and the other Charles Ramsey meme

The Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of graphic designer Saul Bass, and another meme is emerging around Charles Ramsey. And, yes, we've seen the ad with two Spocks.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Technology

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Measuring happiness through Twitter

The "Hedonometer" uses Twitter language analysis to track global sentiment, like a "Dow Jones index of happiness"

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Innovations in 5: Google Glass gets the SNL treatment; 3D printed gun fired in U.S.

Saturday Night Live skewered Google Glass over the weekend; the BBC reports that the first 3D-printed gun has been fired in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 05/04/2013

Iron Man, Batman and the innovation superhero

Who's the better innovator, Batman or Iron Man?

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:11 PM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Technology

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013

#Twitterfiction goes mainstream

Director Steven Soderbergh just became the latest writer to take to Twitter with a fictional tale.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Solar-powered plane takes flight across America Friday (live video)

The solar-powered plane took off from California en route to Arizona for the first leg of its flight across the United States.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/30/2012

‘Staying calm is stupid’: Video calls on Hollywood to end stereotypes of African men (video)

Video | The non-profit Mama Hope produced a video calling for an end to the stereotypes of African men in popular films and television.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Video | Tags:  Mama Hope, African, Entertainment